Movies like The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

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The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995)
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The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young ranger in the Montana wilderness discovers the great forces of nature while learning the importance of honor, trust and integrity. Legendary veteran ranger Bill Bell educates the young man and guides him toward manhood. The year is 1919-a time when being a ranger meant more than operating expensive equipment. Forest fires were fought with guts and courage, not chemicals and airplanes. Bill Bell was the toughest ranger in an elite crew of very rugged men. A figure of heroic proportions, he was generally feared and respected by all. It was even rumored that he had at one time killed a sheep farmer, which only fueled his already enormous reputation. The young ranger does everything to remain in the good graces of Bill Bell, the senior ranger he idolizes. Their tentative rapport grows into a friendship through a hilarious and heroic rite of passage in which the younger ranger meets the test-and the woman of his dreams.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: in the woods, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adventure, wilderness, coming of age, ranger, old west, cowboy, world war two, youth, friends, starting over, hopes, mind game, horse, fight, nature, chef, forest, gun, old man, bartender, beer ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, montana

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Most similar movies to The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, old west, rivalry, cowboy, gunfight, heroes and showdown mostly in Western and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky: Conagher (1991), The Quick and the Dead (1987), The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972), The Showdown (2009), Barbarosa (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: cowboy, farm, danger, single parent, heroes, crimes, family relations, tough heroes, couples, kidnapping, cons and scams, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Quick and the Dead (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1876 Wyoming, the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Suzanna McKaskel (Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw), newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliot) is the only hope.From the book by famed Western author ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, family life, wilderness, danger, gangsters, mysterious character, heroes, poetic justice, irony of fate, justice, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer then horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, cowboy, cattle, friends, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, follow your dream, adventure, teenage life, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: colorado, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 87
The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, danger, murder, moving, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.4
 1K
Barbarosa (1982)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal, outlaw, friendship, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, partners, rivalry, chases and races, buddies, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Gunslingers (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While roaming the wild plains on a quest to find a cache of hidden riches, sharp-shooting bounty hunter Butch (John Elliott) and his outlaw companions come across a deadly gang with supernatural powers in this stylized Western. As the hunt for the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: gang, bounty hunter, crimes, rivalry, plague, deadly, fugitives, chases and races, cowboy, showdown, gunfight, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, ranch, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, old west, outlaw, criminal, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Molly and Lawless John (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Western - Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, prison, cons and scams, captivity, friends, adventure, confined, criminal heroes, fugitives, crimes, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 582
The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, intense, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: cowboy, love affair, starting over, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, moral dilemma, injustice, hopes, romance, farm, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, rivalry, treasure hunt, vigilantism, partners, old west, danger, adventure, criminal heroes, chase, bank robbery, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, sheriff, redemption, moral dilemma, profanity, criminal heroes, starting over, misfit, rivalry, deadly, clergy, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gang, vengeance, americana, price of justice, partners, escapades, adventure, obsessive quest, buddies, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 437
Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bar fight, small town, political corruption, americana, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, gang ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: old west, aging, small town, heroes, unfulfillment, rivalry, lone wolves, buddies, society, small town life, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 663
The Quick Gun (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, bank, small town life, vigilantism, friendship, heist, crimes, old west, battle zone, small town, redemption, farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 91
Mexican Gold (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, heist, crimes, cons and scams, vigilantism, small town, injustice, femme fatale, sheriff, old west, cowboy, saved from hanging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Angel and the Bad Man (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: redemption, on the run, rivalry, love affair, self discovery, fall in love, old west, couples, lone wolves, romance, gunslinger, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.7
 380
The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, old west, farm, family relations, uncover truth, danger, graphic violence, heroes, orphan, tough heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Brady Hawkes, Billy Montana, and Jeremiah Hawkes are on a train bound for a huge gambling event when the train is taken over by a gang of vicious killers in search of money. As ransom, the gang takes young Jeremiah hostage. Brady and Billy embark on ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, confined, unlikely partners, escapades, gang, old west, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 243
Pioneer Woman (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: parents and children, feminism, wilderness, murder, wartime life, chases and races, dealing with death, heroes, adventure, crimes, fugitives, starting over ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa, indiana, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 11K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, criminal, outlaw, native americans, danger, racism, hostage, mine, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Righteous and the Wicked (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hobbs, a notorious wanted bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his he must saddle up to stop these outlaws leaving whomever ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, gang, crimes, rivalry, old west, bank, fugitives, lone wolves, deadly, showdown, investigation, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.9
 7K
Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, investigation, crimes, tough heroes, warden, rivalry, family in danger, friends, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Johnson County War (2002)
Genre: Western
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The three Hammett brothers, Cain (Tom Berenger), Harry (Luke Perry) and Dale (Adam Stroke) are caught in a conflict that escalates rapidly and the old farmers facing against new farmers who have settled in the green grasslands.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: battles, manhunt, crimes, rivalry, isolation, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, murder, old west, americana, siblings relations, hitman ...
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, gunfight, western town, revenge, friends, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chases and races, buddies, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: old west, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, bounty hunter, on the run, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 1K
Barquero (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, chases and races, graphic violence, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, escapades, gang, river, cowboy boots, boat ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 838
Showdown (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, fugitives, friends, best friends, dishonesty, partners, track down, wooing, friendship, americana, heist ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and marina Black star together with Lee majors and Ernest Borgnine in a western drama. Lou plays an ex convict who tries to make a living as a mine worker, closely watched by Marshal Luther Toll. The convict knows he is just one ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heroes, adventure, injustice, righting the wronged, crimes, love triangle, farm, tough heroes, interracial relations, fall in love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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